Answer: Before your newly added professor is displayed on our list, your entry will need to be verified and approved by the RMP Site Moderation team in the order the submission is received. Grayed out professors have not yet been approved by the RMP Moderation team. NOTE: Do not resubmit a professor's name - a duplicate submission may cause further delay in approval. If your professor submission is not yet approved, keep checking back!
Answer: No. Neither your name nor your email address will be displayed anywhere on the site. In fact, although you have the option to create an account, an account is not required to post a rating and comment. Regardless, all ratings must adhere to Site Guidelines.
Answer: No. Actually, well over half of the ratings on this site are positive. In fact, each year, we compile a list of the top professors based on ratings and comments from students. Find out who the highest rated professors are here.
Answer: Yes, you can. Simply click on the flag icon next to the comment or professor rebuttal in question and the RMP Site Moderation team will review. Comments and rebuttals that are inconsistent with Site Guidelines will be removed.
Answer: The chili pepper is based on the sum of the "hot" and "not hot" ratings: "hot" is a plus one and "not hot" is negative one. A chili pepper only appears if the total is positive. If it's zero or negative, no chili pepper is displayed.